Wildlife of New Forest

Harvest House is the best bed and breakfast Lymington visitors could choose to stay at, offering comfort, a little history, and a taste of the local area. We understand that when visiting us you are going to want to explore. Fortunately the New Forest is nearby, offering innumerable stunning sights to see, from plants and trees to wildlife and historical sites.

The ecological value of the New Forest is high due to the large areas of lowland habitats. The woodland is home to many different types of wildlife, including the Cicada. There are many unusual insect species too, such as the Mole Cricket. All this can be discovered right on our doorstep if you choose to stay with us.

Want to do some bird watching? Well, you will be spoilt for choice in New Forest. There are many special heathland birds to see, including the Dartford Warbler, Woodlark, Eurasian Curlew, European Nightjar, and Tree Pipit. If you fancy the challenge of sighting rare birds, look out for Red kite, Great Grey Shrike, Hen Harrier, and the Wheatear.

Reptiles and Amphibians can be found in the New Forest, including all three British native species of snake; the Adder, Grass Snake, and the Smooth Snake. A programme reintroduced the Great Crested Newt and Sand Lizard and they now breed in many locations within the New Forest.

Deer and many other mammals can be found too. Fallow and Roe Deer can be seen but are usually rather shy and tend to be out of sight during the day. They get bolder at night though. It’s suggested that night time is the best for sighting these beautiful creatures.

For visitors, there are New Forest tours and shows, and even a wildlife park to experience. For the best experience, consider staying here at Harvest House. We will ensure you are comfortable and able to relax after your long days and nights of animal spotting.

If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! We are happy to help and want everybody to see exactly why we are the best bed and breakfast Lymington visitors choose to stay at.